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Summer Camp – Summer Fun

Oh What Fun We Had! Summer – a time of sunshine, friends, and activities galore. Middlesex County has an abundance of camps and summer programs to choose from – all with one thing in common, helping our youth create memories and friendships, all while having a lot of fun. The advisors of the M. Jones Fund Read More →

Honoring Eileen Marie Kelly

Family and Friendship Forever Eileen Marie Kelly was a longtime resident and volunteer of Cromwell. There was no act too big nor too small when it came to helping others – family, friends, neighbors, and strangers who were truly just friends waiting to happen. She lived with a traumatic brain injury brought on by an Read More →

Live Local Play Local

CFMC Live Local Play Local Raffle Celebrates Middlesex County! THANK YOU for joining us for 31 days of fun! No matter where you live in Middlesex County, together, we’ve given back to the Community through our summer “win-win-win” raffle! The Community is where we work, where we play, where we call home. This summer, let’s Read More →

Submit Your Favorite Nonprofit for a CFMC Virtual Pop Up Grant

Back by popular demand … and to share some joy and celebration! If you have ever joined us at one of our gatherings, you know we find many ways to say “Thank You”, including with our “Pop Up Grant” awards. We are re-launching our Virtual Pop-Up Grants program for 2021. Here is a reminder on Read More →

Our New Team Member – Laura Souza

We are thrilled to welcome Laura Souza to the Community Foundation of Middlesex County! Laura Souza has joined our team as the Director of Development and Community Outreach. Laura is a Connecticut native and has built a career in leadership, community outreach, and fundraising. Before coming to CFMC, Laura served as the Assistant Director of Read More →

Big Thinkers Group – Community Story Time Videos

The “Big Thinkers Group” is a community outreach and engagement initiative of Middletown Police Officers, local nonprofit organizations, and community leaders working together to celebrate our communities and brainstorm ideas and project we can all enjoy and participate in as a community. During these cold and snowy winter months, The “Big Thinkers Group” is encouraging Read More →

Celebrating A Summer Of Pop Up Grants

Thank you so much for making our virtual “Pop Up Grant” initiative a great success! Wow! Really, that is all we can say! You made our celebration of local nonprofits a great success – and submitted an incredible variety of organizations doing great things in Middlesex County. We believe every gift, no matter the size, Read More →

CFMC Orchid Event

Help keep our community flourishing Thank you all for participating in our Orchid Event! Your support makes a great impact in our community. For those who ordered orchids, we will be in touch with delivery details. For those who made contributions to support our work in the community – Thank You! We are humbled and honored Read More →

Submit Your Favorite Middlesex County Nonprofit For A Pop Up Grant

Thank you so much for making our virtual “Pop Up Grant” initiative a great success! We believe every gift, no matter the size, makes an impact in our community. If you have ever joined us at one of our gatherings, you know we find many ways to say Thank You, including our “Pop Up Grant” Read More →

Community Foundation of Middlesex County

In the face of challenges, we all have choices

Dear Friends, At the Community Foundation of Middlesex County, we view equity as our responsibility, and we are committed to helping all our friends and neighbors thrive and prosper.  Quite simply, we believe that, while we are all different, we all deserve respect, and we understand that a thriving community cannot exist where all are Read More →

Keep Up with CFMC – Editions of our E-News and E-Announcements Posted

Just catching up with CFMC? We’re so glad you’re here! Here is a list of our recent E-News and E-Announcements – you can either launch the webpage view or the PDF view … and we hope you will subscribe HERE (scroll below our staff contact information, enter your contact information, and submit) – keep up Read More →

Masks for CT – Middletown Distribution Sites

CFMC is honored to join great partners to support our community. Join us Thursday, May 14th – two distributions sites in Middletown: Middletown High School, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Middlesex Health, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Local Food Pantries

Throughout Middlesex County, our friends and neighbors are supporting one another in so many ways. We are honored to live in a community where everyone chips in, understanding that together we can help our neighbors in need. Our local food pantries need your help. Whether you are rearranging your pantry during our “stay home stay Read More →

Sewing Masks for Middlesex Health

Our friends at Middlesex Health have received a lot of questions about how our community can HELP during this time. They are appreciative of the many offers to sew masks for health professions. Middlesex Health has prepared an FAQ on how to sew masks for health care providers – including information about the type of Read More →

Killingworth Community Fund Celebrates “Good People Doing Great Things”

There are so many things that make up a vibrant community, from arts and culture, education and the environment to health and social services, civic engagement, and economic opportunity. You, along with your neighbors, are the key ingredient – giving back where you live, work, and play, and making a very real and positive difference Read More →

Buddy Benches Abound

The Community Foundation’s Council of Business Partners Buddy Bench project, in partnership with Rushford, a Hartford Healthcare Partner, continues to grow and share benches throughout Middlesex County. The Council of Business Partners’ original idea of a buddy bench on every school playground has attracted lots of attention in Middlesex County, and people are coming to Read More →

Liz Petry Featured on The Nutmeg Podcast

A Round of Applause to Liz Petry We are so pleased to share the news that Liz Petry was featured on a recent podcast episode of The Nutmeg discussing her family tree and the documentary film she and her cousins are working on. Here is more information on the podcast – take a listen! The Read More →

Reflections on an internship – Hanna Ohaus

The Community Foundation of Middlesex County was thrilled to welcome Hanna Ohaus during the summer of 2019. Hanna spent the summer helping us in the office – and she always did it with a big smile and a “no problem!” Hanna is truly AMAZING! Whatever we asked her to do – from printing and copying Read More →

Support Our Local Food Pantries

As summer winds down, and camps come to an end, many of our families and children struggle to access food – both through summer lunch programs and available food items in our pantries. Consider donating canned or dried foods to your local food bank, or making a gift to a nearby shelter. Your neighbors will Read More →

Celebrating CFMC Grantees

Friends, donors, Board and committee members, and nonprofit organizations came together July 25 at the Essex Steam Train & Riverboat to celebrate “Good People Doing Great Things.” More than 130 people joined CFMC to recognize the grant recipients of 2018 and to share incredible stories of the positive impact we are having – together – on Read More →

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